Election Day Has Arrived!

After several months of campaign ads, telephone calls, and door-to-door canvassing, Election Day has arrived.  There are many races at the local, state, and federal level to be decided by you, the voters.  Polling sites will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 2nd.  You can find your polling site and a sample ballot at the Government Accountability Board’s website at http://gab.wi.gov/.

At the federal level, Wisconsin will elect a U.S. Senator and eight U.S. Congressmen.  The choices for U.S. Senator are Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson, while voters in St. Croix, Pierce, and Dunn Counties will decide between Ron Kind and Dan Kapanke for Congress in the 3rd District.  Polk and Burnett Counties are part of the 7th Congressional District and will choose between Sean Duffy and Julie Lassa.

Most of Wisconsin’s state Constitutional officers will be up for election, including Governor and Attorney General.  Scott Walker and Tom Barrett are candidates for Governor.  J.B. Van Hollen and Scott Hassett are running for Attorney General. 

All seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly will be elected, while seventeen of the State Senate’s 33 seats will be chosen.  Local Assembly candidates include Dean Knudson and Matt Borup in the 30th Assembly District, John Murtha and Liz Jones in the 29th District, and Erik Severson and Ann Hraychuck in the 28th District.

Many county offices will also be filled by elections on Tuesday, along with referendums in certain areas.  I encourage you to visit candidate, media, and government websites for more information on these races and the issues being debated and to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday.

1 Response

  1. Amy Wesner

    Thank you, Sheila, for adding your voice to the “Area Voices” that we are able to access now. I appreciate your recognition that we in Western Wisconsin can find it challenging to readily get information about our own state’s politics.

    Because of our location and status as part of the Twin Cities’ metro area, we can more easily hear about Minnesota issues than those in Wisconsin. Thanks for being a reliable source of information, and for providing resources for us with which to keep informed. Keep up the great work!

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